God-sized dreams are birthed in believing Ephesians 3:20-21.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
God-sized dreams are always too big and too far.
Throughout my journey in ministry I have continually faced circumstances, opportunities, and callings that I could not do. The God-sized dreams I faced were too big for me. These God-sized dreams always set me too far outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I simply could not see anyway that “it,” whatever God-sized dreams were before me, would work out.
God-sized dreams never considered
In 2010, God placed an opportunity to produce, host, and script a Christian women’s television through a local television station. I saw this opportunity as too big, too far out of my comfort zone, and I definitely could not see how it would work out. This was a God-sized dream I had never considered. However, I have never been one to opt out of an opportunity. So my ministry team came together to pray and seek God to do what only He could do.
Look to the Lord and His strength;
seek His face always.
1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV
We prayed. We planned. We implemented. The God-sized dreams of the Christian women’s television show became a reality in spite of all my inadequacies. Since teaching Bible study to women is my calling and my passion, we planned a brief Bible study segment in each episode. However I even struggled with that.
I struggled discerning what God wanted me to teach. Many times I wondered how we would ever pull off what we had followed God to do. I wondered why it was so hard. I had questions like, “What if I can’t do it? What if God doesn’t show up? What if I am not anointed to teach?”
God-sized dreams center us in His will.
I remember hearing a successful professional football player speak. This man loved Jesus. He also had every reason to live a messed up life. As a young man Jesus put a dream in his heart. He said, “If you aren’t in a place of desperation for God, if you don’t feel like what you are doing is too big for you unless God shows up and does it Himself, your dreams aren’t big enough.”
I realized I was in over my head because I was in the center of God’s will. If we are going to fulfill the dreams God placed in our hearts, we won’t feel like we can do it apart from His strength, power, and presence. God does not put a dream in our heart that we can fulfill without Him. God’s dreams for our life will always require Him. If you are in a place thinking that you can’t do something, look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us.
2 Corinthians 1:21
Is your dream big enough? Are you desperate for God? Are you too far outside your comfort zone? Is there something in your life that you will not be able to do unless He shows up? I hope so! If you are doing just fine fulfilling your dreams, maybe you are missing Him. Ask the Lord to give you God-sized dreams.
Dear Lord, I want to fulfill your dreams for my life. Give me God-sized dreams. Your dreams are much bigger than my own. Forgive me for settling for the small stuff in life when I serve a supernatural God who desires to see me live outside my own strength. Please put in me the vision to see what you see. Help me reach further than my natural ability allows and grasp what Your supernatural ability endows. When I am desperate because of God-sized dreams, help me to remember that I am in the center of Your will. in Jesus name. Amen.
Here are a few additional Scripture verses. You can write them in your journal or on index cards (my favorite!). Use them in your prayer time. Praying God’s word is always beneficial and a blessing! Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Colossians 1:29